Cruise Türkiye (Turkish Cruise Platform) was established in an attempt to determine the common strategies related to cruise tourism and to lead the development of cruise tourism in Turkey. Cruise Türkiye was established on 3rd of July, 2012 by initiatives of Izmir Chamber of Commerce with the support of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkish Ministry of Transportation, Maritime and Communication, all Turkish Chambers of Commerce, cruise agencies, ports, destinations, municipalities and governorships. Headquarter of Cruise Turkiye is in Izmir, Turkey.
• Enable the activities of Turkish Ports in cruise tourism,
give support to make them develop and carry out studies on this issue.
• Introduce Turkey as a cruise destination
• Facilitate the coordination between the ports
• Conduct research for the activation and development of cruise tourism’s activities
• Take steps in the direction of increasing the cruise passanger traffic and potential of our country’s ports.
• Work in cooperation with the government agencies, have the common position
against common interest and problems of our country’s ports, and exchange
information for developing some policies and plans.
• Organize and represent our country’s participation in the organizations worldwide.
• Develop a common strategy for the introduction and marketing of the Turkish cruise ports and make an action plan.
• Solve the problems of the cruise sector.
• Carry out studies for cruise ships to come to Turkey.
• Incorporate ports, chamber of commerce of port cities, agencies, operator companies, cruise lines, storekeepers and suppliers.
• Introduce Turkey as a good, true and cheap supplier to the cruise companies, for the sake of increasing the equipment purchases of the world’s cruise ships.
Address : İzmir Chamber of Commerce Atatürk Caddesi No: 126 Pasaport 35210 İzmir – Turkey Phone : +90 232 498 42 90 Fax : +90 232 446 22 52
Lacking of a port, only few cruise lines could enjoy the natural and archaeological sources of Bodrum by staying at anchorage and in the place where now the great port complex stands only a deserted small hill was facing the blue water of Bodrum. Since March 2008, the time the Port launched its operations, cruise vessels are welcomed by a full ISPS certified port in Bodrum Cruise Port and have the possibility to enjoy the treasures of the region in a safe and secure environment. Bodrum Cruise Port is located 36 km from the Milas International Airport and few minute walk to the city center. The Port has the capacity to service at least two large cruise vessels at a time together with three motorboats. There is a Sea Shuttle service available linking Bodrum Cruise Port and the city centre making five return trips a day between the hours of 9.00 and 17.00.
The newly built pier (2011) has a length of 350 meters (1148.2ft) on the longer side a nd 330 meters (1082.6ft) on the inside, with a width of 15 meters (49.2ft). The draft is -9 meters in the shallow part of the pier and -23 (75.4ft) meters at the end of the pier. Other than the cruise pier, the Port has various quays ranging from 3m (9.8ft) to 6m (19.7ft), totalling to 300m (984ft). In addition to the quays, the Port harbours three ferryboat ramps. The Port has a total area of 22,000 m² (236,800ft²) with a beautiful terminal building in total harmony with the pure blue Mediterranean and Aegean blue waters meeting and mixing here in the city of Bodrum but also the whitewashed houses, which look like a dusting of new snow on the mountaintop
IMO Port ID No: TRBXN-0006
LOCATION: 37° 01’ 30” N, 27° 26’ 13” E
Quays: 1 (350m)---- Maximum draft: 23m
Passenger terminals:1---- Min/Max stay: None
Anchorage: Yes ---- Compulsory pilotage: Yes
Bunkering: Yes ---- Tug boats: Yes
Duty Free shops: Yes----Waste reception: Yes
Duration of clearance:15min----Bus park: Yes (up to 100)
ATM at terminal: Yes ---- Public Telephones: Yes
Taxi rank: Yes---- Postal Service at terminal: Yes
Fresh water supply: Yes (20 square meters /Hrs)
Operated By: Bodrum Yolcu Limanı İşletmeleri A.Ş. Address: Şalvarağa Tepesi, Mantar Burnu Mevkii Kumlubahçe Mahallesi Muğla - Bodrum- Turkey Phone: +90 252 316 48 72 Fax: +90 252 316 18 72 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.globalports.com.tr
Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum, in these days is better known as the “New St. Tropez”
with its dusk to dawn nightlife and is one of the most attractive coastal cities of Turkey both among
Turkish and foreign travelers. Bodrum exceeds the expectations when you face the world famous
St. Peter’s Castle or when you discover enchanting villages with houses painted in white and
trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches and ideal locations for
St. Peter’s Castle:
Distance to Bodrum Cruise Port: 3 km / 1.86 miles This Medieval Castle of the Knight of St. John is the landmark of
the town. It has stood guard to
protect the entrance of Bodrum’s dazzling blue harbor for centuries.
The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology :
Distance to Bodrum Cruise Port: 3 km / 1.86 miles Since the 1960’s one section after another opened within the impressive and magnificent St. Peter’s Castle. Today visitors discover a comprehensive and appealing open-air museum
The Mausoleum :
Distance to Bodrum Cruise Port: 4.7 km / 2.9 miles This great monument, which had three major parts with a height of 45 meters (135 feet) was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and built for King Mausolos in the 4th Century BC by Artemisia, his sister and his wife.
The Antique Theatre :
Distance to Bodrum Cruise Port: 4.4 km / 2.7 miles This theater is a comfortable place to sit and contemplate Bodrum and take in the vista below with the city harbor, the castle and the harbor with all its gullets and yachts.
This is one of the two former grand entrances to ancient Halicarnassus. The soldiers of Alexander
the Great struggled mightily to fight their way into Halicarnassus by way of the Myndos Gate in 333
BC. After his conquest of the city, Alexander the Great settled his headquarters nearby.
Discover Bodrum’s Nightlife
Bodrum is an unparalleled cruise destination, a treasure trove of archeological treasures and at the same time a former fishing village both known as the “new St. Tropez” with its dusk to dawn nightlife. When darkness falls, Bodrum adorns with her nightgowns: the narrow roads are illuminated, the blaze of sidewalk-cafe windows, and the glare of neon signs flood the streets.
Once the workday is over, most people go to a cafe to meet with friends over a drink and perhaps a meal; then, they may head home or proceed to a restaurant; and much later, they may show up at a bar or a dance club of Bodrum.
Enjoy the Blue Voyage on a Gullet:
The south western coast of Turkey is one of the best yachting and sailing areas in the world. The
wonderful climate, unrivaled ancient cities, superb cuisine and friendly people all welcome you for
perfect holiday - the famous Blue Voyage is unforgettable, even if you can enjoy it only for a single
Wandering in Bodrum’s Streets:
Anybody who has visited Bodrum before will tell you that apart from the fantastic lagoon blue bays, nothing compares to the early-evening stroll in the towns streets. The light of the late hour, the pleasant buzz,the narrow streets filled with locals and tourists alike, and the romantic ambience in the air as you stroll along can lead you to a modern restaurant, boutiques, a lovely café overlooking the gullet lined up along the bay, the fortress, or an ancient, unassuming site.
Port of Canakkale at your service since 02 December 2005 is a
second port investment of KOLIN GROUP COMPANIES (www.
kolin.com.tr) after Port of Dikili. Port of Canakkale is located
inside the Dardanelles Strait, Canakkale, the meeting point of
continents: Europe and Asia.
Canakkale, located in the northwest of Turkey and where East meets West, unites the waters of the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara through its strait: Dardanelles which hosts thousands of ships every year.
Port of Canakkale is located in Kepez district where is 5 km. to city of Canakkale, 18 km. to Troia
Ancient City, abt. 5.5 miles (by ferry from port) to Gallipoli Historical Peninsula and 70 km. to Assos
Antique City which are the most-visited places for shore excursions.
As a sea-border of Canakkale city and placed on fully customs area, Port of Canakkale is compliant with ISPS Code and all security requirements with its service variety is capable to cover all requirements for cruise vessels. 1 km west of the port sister company Kolin Hotel can be found with five stars and 600 beds capacity. Kolin Hotel and Port of Canakkale are serving together for the cruise passengers, cruise companies and various passenger ships and contributing region’s touristic development. PORT SPECIFICATIONS
Working Hours: 24 Hours
Passenger Terminals: Yes
Total Length Of Quays: 428 M
Compulsory Pilotage: Yes
Min And Max Draft: 9 M./28 M.
Min/Max Duration Of Stay:None
Duty Free Store : Yes
Dist. To Canakkale Airport : 10 Km.
Duration Of Clearance : 20 Min
Hospital : 3 In 5 Km Radius
Taxi Rank : Yes
Waste Reception Facility : Yes (Liquid & Solid)
Bunkering Availability : Yes
No. Of Quays:2
Availability Of Tug Boats:Yes
Potable Water Supply: Yes (30 T/ H)
Lat: 40 º 06 ‘ 21 “ N
Long : 026 º 22 ‘ 41 “ E
Canakkale Liman İsletmesi San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Address : Cumhuriyet Mah. Sahil Yolu Kepez, 17110 Canakkale, Turkey
Phone : 0090 286 263 55 00
Fax : 0090 286 263 08 08
E-mail : email@example.com
Some legends when come across the facts have left traces deep enough to change the destiny of mankind and strong enough to be felt even today. As it in Troy and Gallipoli… The Dardanelles Strait is lined with the bays and beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula on the European side and the larger Biga Peninsula on the Asian side and is an ideal holiday spot. Aesthetes will be pleased to learn that this is the homeland of the first beauty contests. Today, holiday makers will find that fish, wine and fruit are the specialties of the many restaurants, along with a friendly pleasant service.
The history of the Canakkale region (Troas) goes back to about 5000 BC. According to mythology,
when the children of King Athamas, Phryxus and Helle, were sent away by their stepmother,
they were mounted on a flying ram with a golden fleece which was given to them by their mother
Nephele, the Goddess of the Cloud. Whilst flying over the straits, Princess Helle fell off the ram into
the water… giving the foundation for the name Hellespont.
Abydos on the Asian shore and Sestus on the European shore are the two sites of a famous love story. Leander was a handsome youth from Abydos, who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite. Every night there was a terrible storm and he never arrived. Hero, assuming he had drowned, threw herself into the sea. The Persians were also here in the 5th century BC. The Persian King Xerxes built his bridge of boats across the narrowest point of the Dardanelles to land 100,000 troops on Thrace, as part of his planned conquest of Europe, only to have his vision end at the twin disasters of Thermopylae and Salamis. Ever since, Canakkale has remained a crucial geographical bottle neck controlling the crossing between Europe and Asia, as well as access to the region Sea of Marmara and the Black
Alexander the Great began his Eastern campaign by crossing the Strait in 334 BC. The Romans took over in the 2nd century BC until 395 AD, after which the Byzantine Empire ruled the area. There were Arab and Crusader invasions in the following centuries. In the 15th century, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror built citadels on both banks of the Strait and founded the city of Canakkale. The city of Canakkale lends it name to the Strait that connects the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean and whose shores touch both Europe and Asia.
When you arrive in the PORT OF CANAKKALE, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Trojan. The tour will start at Hisarlik Hill. Learn about the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse, which was recently renovated and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archeological excavations initiated by the famous archeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870’s.
In Troy, nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. The most important highlight of the site is the Trojan Horse and the most important character you will learn about is the Helen of Troy. You will also have plenty of information on the Trojan Wars most importantly the battle between Archilles and Paris, as well as the sacrificial Altars and the 3700 years old city walls. Houses of Troy I, (3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C.) The Bouleterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Famous Trojan Horse and Legendary Troy are some of the sites that you will explore. All information about Troy today basically derives from a book called “Illiada” written by Homer around the 6th century BC. In your visit to Troy, you will have the chance to learn all about the most exciting legends of mythology. The tour will continue with a short drive to the Archeological Museum where you will have the chance to see the foundings of Troy displayed in accordance with their period and extended history of the region. The tour will end with a drive back to the vessel during which you will have the opportunity to take scenic photos of the stunning panorama. After all the visits, you will turn back to PORT OF CANAKKALE (KEPEZ).
The port of Canakkale/Kepez pick-up & Drop-off, Transportation in a fully airconditioned, non-smoking coach, Fully escorted by a professional guide-lecturer (In English), Entrance fees to the various sites
When you arrive in the PORT OF CANAKKALE, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Gallipoli. The battlefields of Gallipoli are situated about 15 km from Canakkale. This tour will give you the chance to explore one of the most drastic lands of war where many nations have lost their lives. You will be transferred by coach to a local ferry, which functions between two continents, from the Asian to the European side via the famous strait Dardanelles. Gallipoli National Park has a great significance in the world of military history being the soil on which the battles of the Gallipoli Campaign took place, which contains Turkish and Allied monuments, cemeteries and museums surrounded by forests. You will visit several monuments and will explore the battlefield that witnessed the lost of many lives from both sides. In the Gallipoli National Park, you will also see the Memorials of many soldiers of different nationalities. You will see the Military Monument in the National Park which is dedicated to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives. Here, you will also visit the important site, the Anzac Cove.
Gallipoli war has changed the destiny of Modern Republic of Turkey today and the lost lives of all nations are kept in the minds and the hearts of the whole Turkish nation. After visiting the battlefields, you will visit Kabatepe Hill National Park and see the findings from the same period. The tour will continue with ferry to return to Canakkale. A photo stop will be made at the “Trojan Horse” in the city center. After all the visits, you will turn back to PORT OF CANAKKALE (KEPEZ).
PORT OF CANAKKALE pick-up & Drop-off, Transportation in a fully air-conditioned,
non-smoking coach, Fully escorted by a professional guide-lecturer (In English), Entrance fees to
the various sites.
• Port Location: 37.21.16 N - 027 16.55 E
• Didim is now an international port of entry. There is no compulsory pilotage or towage for any vessel calling at Didim.
• The pier is only suitable for ferries and tender boats. It is 40 meters in length and 5 meters in width, and has 3 meters of draft.
• Cruise ships may stay at anchorage position which is only 0.5 nm away from the pier, in a sheltered bay suitable for water sports.
• The port is fully ISPS compliant and has a newly built passenger terminal which is surrounded by fencing and equipped with modern detection devices and CCTV. The whole facility is constantly manned with security guards.
• Izmir and Bodrum International Airports are only 160 km and 60 km away respectively.
• There is a fast ferry connection (catamaran) from Didim port to neighbouring Greek islands of
Kos, Samos and Patmos on a regular service which is operated by the port management. These
islands are all within a radius of 30 nautical miles from Didim port.
• Didim offers shore excursion possibilities to nearby world famous ancient sites of Ephesus (only 105 km), Miletus, Didyma and Priene, as well as to Lake “Bafa”. It is also possible to take cruise ship passengers on a daily excursion round trip to one of the above mentioned Greek islands on modern fast ferries from Didim.
• Didim has a long stretched golden sand beach with a private section dedicated only for the exclusive use of cruise ship passengers. The beach is within 2 minutes walking distance to the pier and is called “Altinkum”, which directly translates to “golden sand” in English. Altinkum is one of the most famous beaches in Turkey.
• The town offers all necessary touristic facilities for dining and sightseeing.
• The pier is currently only suitable for ferries and tenders.
• Dimensions of pier is 40 m (length on South side) and 45 m (length on North side) x 5 m (width).
• The pier height from water level is 110cm / datum ± 30 cm.
• Min draft at pier – 230 cm.
• Max draft at pier – 260 cm.
• Daily change of tide is 10 cm.
• Seasonal change of tide is 20 cm.
Didim Cruise Port offers fast, regular ferry connections during the summer season to close-by Greek islands; Kos, Patmos and Samos. These trips only take 50 minutes from Didim
Adress : Didim Cruise Port Camlik Mahallesi Altinkum Plaji Didim / Aydin
Phone : +90 256 813 46 17 Fax : +90 256 813 46 18
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com Web : www.portdidim.com
Didim, home of the antique city of Didyma with its ancient Temple of Apollo, is a small town, popular
seaside resort on the Aegean coast of western Turkey. This ancient city, originally a pre-Greek
cult sanctuary, was established as colony of Myceane and then Crete in the 16th century BC and
subsequently possessed by Persians, Ancient Romans and Byzantines as part of the province of
This coast has become a very popular holiday resort and is genuinely attractive with its long sandy beaches, turquoise bays, ancient sites to visit, and its own microclimate, benefiting from hundreds of days of sun every year. Didim is within very close proximity to natural wonders like Lake Bafa national park and ancient sites of Miletus, Priene and Ephesus.
Didim, home of the antique city of Didyma with its ancient Temple of Apollo, is a small town, popular seaside resort on the Aegean coast of western Turkey. This ancient city, originally a pre-Greek cult sanctuary, was established as colony of Myceane and then Crete in the 16th century BC
and subsequently possessed by Persians, Ancient Romans and Byzantines as part of the province of
This coast has become a very popular holiday resort and is genuinely attractive with its long sandy beaches, turquoise bays, ancient sites to visit, and its own microclimate, benefiting from hundreds of days of sun every year. Didim is within very close proximity to natural wonders like Lake Bafa national park and ancient sites of Miletus, Priene and Ephesus.
Famous for its gently sloping sandy beaches fringing crystal clear waters, Altinkum means ‘Golden
Sand’. Its two long crescent beaches lie at each end of the resort, starting at the harbour and
finishing at a rocky headland promontory, so providing over 1 km of beach. The sun-warmed
waters along this beach are mainly shallow for a couple of hundred metres and are ideal for both
supervised children and non-swimmers. Sun beds on the sands make it easy to relax in tan-building
comfort, or if you are feeling energetic, canoes and pedaloes are available for hire.
Other beaches nearby which are as beautiful as Altinkum beach include the 3rd Bay Public Beach,
Beaches and Sahte Cennet (Heaven on Earth).
Hotel Front Hidden among rolling hills only a few miles from the scenic coast of South-western Turkey, the
ancient site of Didyma is famous from legendary times. Here was a natural spring where the beautiful Leto is supposed to have spent an hour of love with Zeus, then giving birth to the twins
(didymoi in Greek) Artemis and Apollo. It has been the most important oracle site in Asia Minor,
its pronouncements to Croesus, Alexander the Great and other great kings altered the course of
The most dramatic feature is the ruins of Ionic Temple of Apollo which remains overwhelming,
both by its enormity and intricacy. The flawless carved marble – much of it suspended nearly 100
feet off the ground- represents a classical Greek exercise in perfection. This temple, measuring 51
by 110 meters, was the third largest structure of the Hellenistic world, being exceeded in size only
by those at Ephesus and Samos; however it outlasted them both.
The temple of Apollo (Didymaion), preeminently famous as an oracle site, was the largest and wealthiest Ionic temple in Anatolia and was renowned for its holy relics, its treasury, its sacred spring and sacred laurel grove. The temple attracted pilgrims, lovers, merchants and kings alike for centuries seeking advice from the oracle of Apollo.
The famous Greek mythological gorgon; Head of Medusa and the Sacred Way can also be found at Didyma.
Baka Lake was once connected to the Aegean Sea and was the remotest part of the deep Gulf of Miletus. The lake was declared a national park in 1989 and covers 65 square km.
Today, approximately 224 bird species live around Lake Bafa. There are twenty different orchids and endemic plants and with a number of various wildlife. The lake is 30 km to Didim.
The ancient Metropolis devoted to the Goddess Artemis “He who had laid eyes on it once will be convinced that the world of the immortal gods has moved from the heaven to earth” said the ancient poet Philon who saw the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. Being the homeland of such masterpieces, artists and philophers throughout history, Ephesus nurtured a succession of civilizations that shaped our world.
The Artemis Temple (one of the Seven Wonders of The World), Ephesus Theatre (with a capacity of over 25.000 spectators), the Celsus Library, The Temple of Hadrian and The Curetes Street are the spectacular attractions of this historical city. Ephesus is also the religious centre of the early Christianity and today. St John’s Basilica is the primary feature of the holy architectures in this ancient town.
Located on the top of the “Bulbul” mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvellous atmosphere hidden in the green. It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity. In the 4th century AD, a church, combining her house and grave, has been built at this site.
The ancient city of Miletus, the oldest and the most powerful of the 12 Ionian cities of Asia Minor, reigned as the cultural, commercial and intellectual centre of Ionia. Western philosophy originated in Miletus and it is the native
city of Thales. The Miletus alphabet was accepted as the normal script employed in writing ancient Greek. The World’s first coins were minted in this city and exact weight measures were first established here in Miletus. The site is also renowned as the first city to which the principles of modern town-planning were applied.There are many well-preserved ruins to be seen at the site, including Delphinion Temple (shrine as the protector of ships and harbours), theatre (originally built in the 4th century B.C and enlarged to 15,000 capacity during Roman period), ancient harbours, Baths of Faustina, Roman stadium, Byzantine church & castle.
Priene was the member of the Panionic League of Ionian city states, whose 12 members include also Ephesus and Miletus. Priene is one of the first cities in the world to have its streets laid out at right angles. Temple of Athena is the prime attraction in Priene. The architect of this temple was Pytheos who also built Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the 7 wonders of the world. The other major structures are the theatre, bouleuterion (senate house) and gymnasium.
“Cruise Tourism” is a rapidly developing
tourism type which targets the mass
of middle and high bracket income
tourists that bring high revenue to cities.
When it comes to “cruise tourism” in
our country, İzmir Cruise Port draws
considerable attention with its rising
performance for the last nine years.
Because tourism takes a very important
part in our Chamber’s vision for İzmir,
our Chamber has initiated an operation
to bring cruise ships to Izmir in 2004 with
the goal of “Tourism for 12 Months”.
Izmir takes place among the four biggest ports for cruise tourism in Turkey (İstanbul, Izmir, Kuşadası, Marmaris) and ranks as the third biggest port in Turkey for cruise tourism according to 2012 statistics and first biggest port according to first three months in 2011.
Being in the tenth year of cruise tourism, Izmir expects 590.000 cruise passengers with 200 cruise
calls until the end of 2013. It is obvious that over the long term our present port can not response
to exigences of cruise tourism in our city. Therefore a new “İzmir Alsancak Cruise Port” project
will be started for the construction of a new cruise terminal which will serve our goal for “3 million
passengers” in a shorter time.
Operated By: General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD)
Address : TCDD Liman Isletmesi Mudurlugu İzmir – Turkey
Phone : +90 232 463 16 00 / 463 22 52 / 421 00 81
Fax : +90 232 463 22 48
IZMIR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONTACT : Mine Güneş / İzmir Cruise Port Representative
Address : Atatürk Caddesi No:126 35210 Pasaport / İzmir E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : + 90 232 498 42 90
Fax : + 90 232 446 22 51
Number of Cruise Voyages and Passengers to Izmir Port between 2003-2012
|Years||Total Number of Cruise Voyages made to Izmir Alsancak Port||Total Number of Cruise Passengers visiting Izmir|
|2013 [as of 25.04.2013]||26||48.176|
|BERTHING: BERTH NO||CARGO HANDLED||LENGTH(m)||DEPTH(m)|
|3-4-5||Passenger, General Cargo Dry Bulk, Ro-Ro||400||-9.5|
|7-8-9||Passenger, General Cargo||372||-9|
IMO Port ID No : TRIZM-0008
LOCATION : 38° 25’ 00” N, 27° 09’ 30” E
Maksimum draft : 10.5m
Passenger terminals : 1
Compulsory pilotage : Yes
Anchorage : Yes Tug boats : Yes
Bunkering : Yes
Waste reception : Yes
Duty Free shops :Yes
Car park : Yes (up to 100 buses)
Duration of clearance : 30 mins
Public telePhones : Yes
ATM at terminal :Yes
Postal service at terminal : Yes
Taxi rank : Yes
Potable water : Yes (150 tonnes/hr)
Adana Airport (ADA)-------Hamburg (HAM)
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)------Hannover (HAJ)
Ankara(ESB) ------ Hatay Airport (HTY)
Athens (ATH) ------ Istanbul (IST)
Basel Mulhouse (BSL) ------ Konya Airport (KYA)
Berlin Schonefeld (SXF) ------ Mardin (MQM)
Berlin Tegel (TXL) ------ Munich (MUC)
Bremen (BRE) ------ Munster Osnabruck Airport (FMO)
Carsamba(SZF) ------ Nuremberg (NUE)
Cologne Airport (CGN) ------ Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Dusseldorf (DUS) ------ Sabiha Gokcen Intl Airport (SAW)
Elazig Airport (EZS) ------ Stuttgart (STR)
Ercan Airport (ECN) ------ Vienna (VIE)
Frankfurt (FRA) ------ Zurich (ZRH)
Atlasjet, Pegasus Airlines, United Airlines, British Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Germanwings, Sun Express, İzair, Onuair, Thomas Cook Belgium Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Belavia, SAS, XL Airways
Only 20 minutes away from Izmir Alsancak Port, you can
see many findings from Troy-Yutan and Hittite civilizations,
the tomb of King Tantalus and Megaron Style houses
belonging to 7th century B.C in Bayraklı (Tepekule-Izmir).
You can visit also Kadifekale (Pagos) where Alexander the
Great fell asleep under a tree and established afterwards
the new Izmir and other historical places and ruins like
Roman Agora, Konak Square, Clock Tower, Historical
You can take a walk around the most vivid centre of entertainment ad commerce Alsancak where are situated many houses belonging to Greek, Armenian and Levantine families. You can shop from chic malls or boutiques, you can dine in elite cafes & restaurants.
In the city centre, you can visit Kemeraltı Bazaar known as “The Biggest Agora, The Utmost Point of Ancient Silk Road” or “The Oldest Bazaar Founded and The Oldest Port City Bazaar Trading Continuously in the World”.
Izmir offers you a sightseeing bus pleasure… The tour with its 17 different bus stops and information with various language will take you to Kordonboyu, Alsancak, Agora, Old Town and Kemeraltı Bazaar District.
Being one of the most important ancient city between 12 Ion cities and the biggest archeological and cultural heritage of Izmir, Ephesus was commercial, religious and cultural centre of ancient time. In Ephesus you can find many remainings of high cultural value belonging to Hellenic, Roman and Byzantinian period.
The Amphiteather of Ephesus is now used
for miscellaneous cultural activites within Ephesus Festival.
The pilgrimage place for Christianity, The Virgin Mary’s House is open in every season, winter or summer. Besides, you can see Şirince, one of the well-preserved precious examples of original city’s structure and civil architectural buildings in Selçuk Village which is situated in the eastern part of Selçuk, 8 km away from Selçuk, an ancient Ottoman settlement of 19th century. At the same time you can have breakfast, lunch or you can watch wine making at ateliers, you can buy wines made from grapes of the village.
You can visit Pergamon considered as cultural, scientific and artistic centre of Hellenistic period
which has monuments belonging to Ion, Hellenic, Roman and Byzantinian periods. At the same
time you can see Asclepion, the centre of health and sacrifical area of Pergamon in the Hellenistic
Period. Asclepion is situated in the southern west part of Pergamon ancient city and only 1 km.
away from Pergamon. Besides that, you can visit also other interesting ruins like Çeşme, Alaçatı,
Urla, Menemen, Foça and Yeni Foça, Çandarlı, Sığacık, Birgi.
During your visit in Izmir, you can visit 12 Ion cities called as Erythari (Ildır), Klazomenai (Urla), Larissa (Menemen), Panaztepe (Menemen), Temnos- Neonnikos – Nionithon (Menemen), Phokaia (Foça), Aigaia, Kyme (Nemrut), Myrina (Aliağa), Gryneia (Aliağa), Pitane (Çandarlı), Teos (Sığacık), Lebedos (Ürkmez), Ruins of Karaköse
(Seferihisar-Doğanbey), Kolophon (Menderes-Değirmendere), Klaros (Menderes-Ahmetbeyli), Notion (Menderes - Ahmetbeyli), Nymphaion (Kemalpaşa) and you may see Hittitian reliefs and some ruins belonging to Metropolis ancient city situated in the west part of Torbalı Province.
You may have great time by sportive activities or having a walk in Izmir City (Urban) Forest, Pond of Buca or Karagöl situated at the utmost point of Yamanlar Mountain, or in Kültürpark which is the main recreation area of
Izmirians and called as the most intensive green area in the city centre thanks to its flora and tipical Mediterranean palm trees, with its sport and entertainment facilities. If you wish, you may visit Bird Paradise and newly opened Zoological Garden in Sasalı or you can observe birds in Foça Islands, Delta of Gediz, Islands of Ildır Golf and Delta of Küçük Menderes. In addition to these, you can pass an enjoyable day in daily recreation areas or places as Bozdağ Gölcük Plateau, Ödemiş Subatan Plateau, Kozak Plateau which are 1 hour away from the Izmir city centre and are suitable for plateau tourism.
Have a great time in Izmir whether in Luxury Hotel’s refreshing spa facilities situated nearby the
city center or in traditional Turkish Baths for hundred years of traditional relaxing. “Agamemnon
Thermal” which is mentioned in Homer’s legends and in literary works of geographer Strabon, is a
place used for health and today this area is called as Balçova Thermal where hot water, mud bath
and mineral springs are avaliable.
Balçova Thermal including accomodation facilites is very useful for physical treatment, upper respirator infections,
dermological infections and for patients suffering from nephritis, rheumatic, metobolic, orthopedic, and neurologic diseases and sendroms as well as for progressed complications related to mentioned diseases.
Izmir Natural Life Park which is established on an area of 425.000 square meters at Sasalı, Çiğli District, is one of the biggest natural life parks in Europe. You can find there the opportunity to see more than 500 animals of 120 different species in the park. Besides, you can see 3000 trees and 250 plant types.
With its 629 km coastline to Aegean Sea, Izmır has 101 km natural beaches (sands). Thanks to hergeography containing peninsulas and bays, Izmır enables its visitors to do aqua sport activites.
Beaches nearby Izmir
• Urla and Gülbahçe,
• Çeşme-Ilıca and Altınkum,
• Dikili and Çandarlı,
• Foça-Yeni Foça,
Easily and rapidly you can access the beaches by buses from Izmir city centre. Almost every hour,there are possibilities to access every povince.
Ege Ports developed a new port terminal facility in 2004. The facility is
designed in a contemporary style using traditional regional and local
building materials to add a sense of authenticity.
According to the UMA, in 2011 Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası was the busiest cruise port in Turkey in terms of vessels received and passenger arrivals. In addition, according to G.P. Wild International, Ege Ports was the 16th most visited port of call in the Mediterranean with a total of more than 648,000 cruise passengers and 62,000 ferry passengers in 2011. Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası’s popularity is largely due its close proximity to important world archaeological and historical sites. These include the ancient city of Ephesus, which is a major tourist attraction and archaeological site that is still undergoing excavations, and the House of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ege Ports, with its two finger piers, can berth up to four large vessels or up to four small vessels and two large vessels.
Additionally, there are two roll-on/roll-off ramps and a quay to service ferry
traffic. The terminal building houses a duty-free shopping area, first-aid facilities, a passenger and
crew center (with Internet and international call access) and offices for ship and cruise operators
and tour agencies.
Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası was the first port in Turkey to be ISPS compliant and to receive ISPS certification in 2004.
A moment walk away from the ships, a new shopping concept has been created, namely, the Scala Nuova Shopping Centre; for the pleasure and convenience of the cruise passengers, crew and the locals of the Aegean region.
IMO Port ID No: TRKUS-24455
LOCATION: 37º 51’ 48” N, 27º 15’ 18” E
Quays: 2 (1297m in total)
Passenger terminals: 1
Duty Free shops: Yes
Duration of clearance: 15 min
ATM at terminal: Yes
Taxi rank: Yes
Maximum draft: 19m
Min/Max stay: None
Compulsory pilotage: Yes
Tug boats: Yes
Waste reception: Yes
Bus park: Yes (up to 100)
Public Telephones: Yes
Postal Service at terminal: Yes
Fresh water supply: Yes ( 100 tonnes/hr)
Operated By: Ege Liman Işletmeleri A.Ş. (“Ege Ports”)
Address: Güvercinada Caddesi. No:2 Kuşadası 09400 Aydin District, Turkey
Phone: +90 (256) 614 15 81
Fax: +90 (256) 614 13 10
Distance to Ege Ports: 19 km / 11.8 miles Ephesus is a spectacular ancient metropolitan city, which used to havea population of 250,000 people. It is a Greco-Roman town, where theexcavations keep on going on for over 160 years and give the chanceto passengers to discover brand new sections of Ephesus. For instance the Terraces of Ephesus opened their door in June 2006and promise to make Ephesus the Pompeii of the Orient. Therefore,although 65% of the passengers are repeaters, still over 80% of them are going on tour when they visit the Port of Kusadasi. Ephesusnowadays attracts over 1 million and 250 visitors ranking it to the 3rd most popular site of Turkey.
Distance to Ege Ports: 27 km / 16.7 miles The Holy Virgin Mary is supposed to have spent her very last days in the little home up the Nightingale Hill, 30 minute’s drive from the port. Thus, since 1891 (date of the discovery of the home) millions of Christian believers consider this small in chapel as a
pilgrimage. Moreover the Basilica of St. John is another testimony of the Christian past still living in this land.
Distance to Ege Ports : 21 km /13 miles The Museum of Ephesus is in the district of Selcuk, near Ephesus. It displays artifacts found in the Ephesus excavations since 1964. The Museum gives a glimpse of the past grandeur of this important ancient city.
Distance to Ege Ports : 22 km / 13.6 miles One of the most beautiful Basilicas of the Christendom along with St. Sophia in Istanbul.
Distance to Ege Ports : 19.5 km /12 miles This ancient temple, built around 650 BC and dedicated to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess, Cybele. Because of the enormous scale and great beauty of the Greek temple, it quickly became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Distance to Ege Ports: 49 km /30 miles The ancient city of Priene retains its widely renowned Hellenistic architectural features in spite of the Roman invasion in the 2nd century BC.
Distance to Ege Ports : 28 km / 17 miles The Sirince Village is a historic enclave of about 600 inhabitants in Izmir Province, Turkey, located six kilometers from Ephesus. Sirince was settled when Ephesus was abandoned in the 15th century but most of what one sees today dates from the 19th century. The unique characteristic of this quaint village is that its architecture features both Greek and Turkish styles.
Distance to Ege Ports: 66 km /41 miles The ancient Greek city of Miletus was considered one of1 the wealthiest and greatest cities of the ancient world. The extensive size of the ruins of the theatre suggests the scale of grandeur of this once major port city of the Aegean coast.
Distance to Ege Ports: 76 km / 47 miles Second only to Delphi, Didyma was one of the most renowned
sanctuaries of the Hellenic world with its famed oracle. Today, when a visitor steps into the temple with its high columns touching the sky, the past glory and importance of the sanctuary immediately becomes apparent.
Marmaris Cruise Port has been providing port services to all
major cruise lines since 2001 under a private management.
Marmaris is a hidden paradise for all cruise liners in Turkey and
the Aegean. Thanks to a sheltered natural harbour which provides superb protection from all wind
and sea conditions, berthing in Marmaris is pleasant and safe all year round.
BODRUM : 90 NM
DIDIM : 124 NM
KUSADASI : 156 NM
ANTALYA : 168 NM
IZMIR : 262 NM
ISTANBUL : 462 NM
RHODES : 25 NM
AGIOS NIKOLAO : 157 NM
SANTORI : 164 NM
HERAKLION : 182 NM
DIDIM : 124 NM
MYKONOS : 195 NM
PIRAEUS : 274 NM
KATAKOLON : 400 NM
ALEXANDRIA : 353 NM
PORT SAID : 391 NM
HAIFA : 409 NM
ASHDOD : 431 NM
LIMASSOL : 282 NM
BEIRUT : 402 NM
Dalaman (DLM) : 80 KM
Bodrum (BJV) : 130 KM
Izmir A.Menderes (ADB) : 250 KM
Marmaris Cruise Port has two concrete block piers.
Pier No 1 : Length 134m / width 15m / min depth 7.50m / height above sea level 2.20m
Pier No 2 : Length 305m / width 15m / min depth 11.00m / height above sea level 2.35m
Marmaris Cruise Port complies fully with all the requirements of the ISPS code, providing a verysecure environment both for passengers and cruise vessels. Adjacent to the port is the coastguard headquarters for South-West Turkey, with whom the Marmaris Cruise Port Security Officer hasconstant dialogue regarding cruise traffic in Marmaris. The newly renovated passenger terminal is located at the end of the pier and offers a wide range of services and amenities for passengers such as public telephones, restrooms, tourism information desk, immigration, health, security and customs offices. The terminal building is fully air-conditioned and there are security X-ray machines and metal detectors for passengers and luggage at the entrance.
Marmaris, the ancient Physcus, was an important town on the Anatolia-Rhodes-Egypt trade route. The history of Marmaris dates back to 3400 BC and traces of different civilisations can still be seen in the area. Due to its natural protective nature, the harbour has played an important role in naval history and provided shelter to the fleet of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent during his conquest of Rhodes in 1522. Admiral Nelson also assembled his fleet here before sailing to Egypt in 1798. Today the town remains important as an attractive, modern holiday resort and the leading yachting hub of the Eastern Mediterranean, with its marinas home to yachts from all over the world. The port is 10 minutes scenic walk from Marmaris town centre.
Rich in ruins and spectacular scenery, the western end of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast offers a special experience in the ancient site of Caunos. The ruins of this ancient port date from the Hellenic period (5th century BC).
To explore this fascinating area you’ll travel by caique (river boat) through the winding, reed-linedDalyan river delta, past the awe inspiring 4th century BC Lycian rock tombs, carved high in therocky cliff face, and eventually debark near the ancient Caunos harbor to wander among the ruins of this great port. The Dalyan area is also a protected nature reserve and the home to many rare bird and plantspecies. The beautiful stretch of golden sand, known as Turtle Beach, is one of the last refuges and nesting ground of the endangered loggerhead turtle, Caretta Caretta. You can also take in the bustling village of Dalyan itself with it’s riverside cafes and traditional craftshops, and local mud baths offer a rejuvenating dip before you leave…
General Port Information
Name Of Port : Ulusoy Çeşme
Country : Turkey
Province : Izmir
Town : Çeşme
Location : Latitude 38° 19´ 30” N
: Longitude 26° 17´44” E
Local Time : GMT +3 (Summer)
Contact Language : English
Type Of Call Vessels : Cruise, Ferries, Ro-Ro Berth
1st Pier : 323 m(Draft 8-16 m) for cruise ships and ferryboats.
2nd Pier : 213m ( Draft 9-16m) for Ro-Ro vessels. (It will be fully operative
Bunkering Availability : Yes
Repair Facilities : Yes
Tender Berthing : Yes
Water Supply : Yes
Waste Reception Facility : Yes
Duty Free Shop : Yes
First Aid : Yes
Small Mosque : Yes
Postage Service : Yes
Cafeteria : Yes
V.I.P. Lounge : Yes
Taxi Rank: Yes
Anchorage Area : Yes
Tug Availability : Yes
Parking Area : Yes
Shuttle Service : Yes
Rental Cars : Available on request
City Maps : Available in terminal
Change Office: Available in terminal
ATM : Within walking distance 400m
Internet Access : Yes
Radio Call Chanel: Vhf Ch. 12&16
Tide Movements : Not of importance
Distance to town: 1 km
Distance to Izmir : 85 km (Highway)
Distance to Int. Airport : 91 km (Highway)
• ISPS, ISO 9001-2008 certified.
• Safe approaching to the berth.
• Walking distance to central Çeşme through the marina.
• Year round attractions and activities.
• Safe and secure parking area for 70 buses and shuttle vehicles.
• Connected to Izmir and nearby historic places all via highway.
(Izmir 85 km, Airport 91 km, Ephesus 150 km, Virgin Mary 150 km)
• When calling at Cesme instead of Izmir, cruise ships will save 130 miles and 6-8 sailing hours.
• Competitive port fees.
Address : Ulusoy Çeşme Port Atadağ Caddesi No:2 35930 Çeşme/Izmir/TURKEY
Mesut CESUR General Manager
Phone :+90 216 333 44 44, Mobile :+ 0532 274 24 45
Celal ULAŞ Port Manager
Phone:+90 232 712 87 49
Fax : +90 232 712 04 27
Mobile :+90 533 765 66 38
Çeşme is known as “Cysus” during the time of the Romans. It was port of the city of Erythrai and,one of the 12 Ionian cities located in the Western Anatolia Region. Today, because of its wonderfulweather, natural beaches not only for swimming but also for wind surfing and all water sports, hot
springs and local cuisine Ceşme is well known in Turkey as a vacation spot, but it is also famous forits fortress, museum, fountains, caravanserai, mosques, Haralambos church, and other historical
heritages that had been witness to the sea battle between the Ottoman and Russian empires in1770.
1-Çeşme Museum; it is just in walking distance (about 10 min). Çeşme’s Archaeological Museum is housed within the castle and contains pieces unearthed during excavations carried out in Erythrai(Ildiri) as wel l as i n Çeşme town centre.
2-Church(Agios Haralambos); it is just in walking distance (about 15 min). The 19 th century Greek
Orthodox church of Agios Haralambos is used for temporary exhibitions.
3-Çeşme Fortress; it is just in walking distance (about 10 min). View the historic castle, expanded and reconstructed by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II in the beginning of the 16th century, destroyed by the Venetians in the 17th century, and restored again in the 18th century.
4-Caravanserai; it is just in walking distance.There is an Ottoman caravanserai built in the early
centuries of the Ottoman rule,that is in 1528 by order of Süleyman the Magnificent, and it is now
restored and transformed into a boutique hotel.
5-Çeşme Marina; it is just in walking distance(about 8 min). Çeşme Marina offers its expert services which are complemented by the facilities of a five star hotel complex. Together with the beauties of Çeşme, the services and luxury offered by Çeşme Marina; the yacht lovers will have a memorable holiday. Not just yacht lovers, other visitors will like Çeşme Marina as well because of its shopping,restaurants and night life facilities.
6-Erythrai; Erythrai;it is just 20 min.(23 km.) by car.In the old ages, The urban center and the port of the region was at Erythrae (present-day Ildırı), in another bay to the north-east of Çeşme. The town of Çeşme itself lived its golden age in the Middle Ages when a modus vivendi established in the 14th century between the Republic of Genoa, which held Scio, and the colony of Aydinids, which controlled the Anatolian mainland, was pursued under the Ottomans. Export and import products between Western Europe and Asia were funneled via Çeşme and the ports of this island. Chios (Greece today) became part of the Ottoman Empire in an easy campaign led by Piyale Pasha in 1566. In fact,the Pasha simply laid anchor in Çeşme and summoned the notables of the island to notify them of the change of authority. After the Ottoman capture and through preference shown by foreign merchants, the trade hub gradually shifted to İzmir, which until then was touched only tangentially by the caravan routes
from the East, and the prominence of the present-day metropolis
became more pronounced after the 17th century. In 1770, Çeşme became the location of the naval
Battle of Chesma between Russian and Ottoman fleets during the Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774).
Çeşme regained some of its former lustre starting with the beginning of the 19th century, when its own products, notably grapes and mastic, found channels for export. The town population increased considerably until the early decades of the 20th century, immigration from the islands of the Aegean and the novel dimension of a seasonal resort center becoming important factors in the increase.In recent decades,viniculture was for the most part replaced with the growing of watermelons which stand for another association with Çeşme aside from the thermal baths, surfing, fruits, vineyards, cheese, tourism and history.
7-Alaçatı; it is just 10 min (8 km) by car.Alaçatı is a characteristic landmark of Cesme; the only region in Cesme that carries traces of the Byzantine civilization, the Anatolian Seljuks and the Ottoman Culture. It is a charming place where you can see historic houses that are built from pumice stone, walk along the cobblestone streets, see the renovated old houses. You will be able to visit the Aios Constantinos Church which was constructed in 1874 and then converted into a mosque and called Pazaryeri Camii –Market Place Mosque. If you are lucky to be there on Saturday, you can experience the famous Alacati Market. You will have a cup of Turkish tea or coffee in one of the local teahouses and then drive back to port.
8-Windsurfing is just 10 min by car.(in Alacati,8 km)
9-Kitesurfing is just 10 min by car (in Altinkum,5 km by car)
10-Scuba-diving is just 20 min by boat.(Donkey Island)
11-Beaches, Cesme has 29 km of shorelines,crystal clear waters,beautiful scenery and natural beaches.Ilıca(5 km.), Altınkum and Pırlanta Plaji (Diamond Beach,5 km from the port) are the best options to enjoy sun,sand and crystal clear waters.
1- Ephesus; it is about 1h 15min by car. Ephesus is a commercial, religious and cultural centre of
ancient times.You can find many remainings of high cultural value belonging to Hellenic,Roman
and Byzantine period.
2- The house of Virgin Mary; it is about 1hrs.15min by car. The pilgrimage place for Christianity.